Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Use Free Weights

Current Weight: 221 lbs.
Change 14: Workout using free weights

Free weights not only help you burn calories, but unlike exercise machines, they force you to work on your balance. Balancing weights exercises your brain, keeping it healthier and younger. While aerobic workouts are more efficient at burning calories in the short term, more muscle means more calories burned so don't be afraid of a little gained muscle mass.

If you want to increase your muscle mass, work your muscles to fatigue. At the point of fatigue is when new muscle mass will be created, and cause an increase in strength.

2 comments:

Michael Krotchie said...

Hey thanks for visiting! I have a home gym setup in my garage and it has been great. Not needing to drive a half hour to the gym makes working out so much easier.

Charles Patterson said...

Convenience is a primary factor in how often we work out. While cost can be a deterrent, working out at home is a huge motivator to work out. There are tons of simple exercises than can be done cost-free in your home, such as push-ups, sit-ups, squats, etc.